3 Places To Find Inspiration

3 Places To Find Inspiration | Only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Hey, friends, and happy Friday! I hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful week. I’m going to start this blog post out with something a bit more personal. It’s important to me that I’m as transparent as possible with you guys because we’re all real people and we all have things we go through. The truth is, there’s a lot of things in my life that are changing, but I also feel very stagnant. All this week I was having difficulties relaxing and turning my mind off. I often found myself thinking about the same thing over and over again. This is part of why I wrote today’s post: these are some of the ways I am finding my way through my current struggles.

We all find ourselves in positions where we need inspiration every once in awhile. Sometimes a series of unfortunate events (not an actual reference, I swear!) happens or we’re in a creative rut, and we need a little push to help us get through it. If you’re having trouble finding inspiration, I hope this post helps lead you in the right direction.

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Heart to heart conversations

Sometimes the best place to find inspiration is to have a deep conversation with someone else. Hearing someone else’s thoughts can kickstart your own thinking. Perhaps they show you a new viewpoint on an old issue or bring up a whole new idea altogether. Whatever the case, it will give you an opportunity to learn and grow.

A peaceful place

Okay, I’m not talking that cliche “looking at the stars in an open field” thing. I mean, unless you want to do that because honestly that would be really cool. I’m thinking more of a quiet nook where you can curl up and be by yourself for awhile. Or a cafe that doesn’t see a lot of business. A quiet spot like this can help your brain work better and without interruption.

A good piece of literature

Last, but certainly not least: reading. I can’t even begin to explain how important reading is. Reading helps our brains to process more information, it teaches us new things, and it introduces us to worlds we’ve never even imagined. Reading just 20 minutes a day is a great habit to start. Who knows? Maybe when you pick up a book, you’ll read something you’ve been needing to hear all along.

What do you do to find inspiration? Do you have an inspiration jar (or bottle)? Let me know in the comments!

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28 Replies to “3 Places To Find Inspiration”

  1. I find for me spending time with my mom and talking and just being around her really helps to relax my mind and inspire me in new ways

    1. I love spending time with my mom too!

  2. I find mine from people around me! v cheesy, but it’s so inspiring to see people my age doing things they love and getting their perspectives on things that vary so much from mine. Also instagram is always good in a pinch for fashion inspo haha x

    1. Not cheesy at all!

  3. I love getting outside and just wandering around. I love seeing what other people are doing!

    1. That’s a great idea!

  4. Heart to heart conversations always spark ideas in me. I also love listening to podcasts because they get me thinking of all sorts of random stuff.

    1. Same here Megan!

  5. Heart to hearts are my favorite. They can definitely strike up inspiration.

    1. Same here Jenny!

  6. Loved this! I find inspo in all of those things, but this was a helpful reminder to get to reading!

    1. Thanks Rachel!

  7. All true, because they are all necessary!! I don’t think I’ve had a literature inspiration in a while because of school but I still believe in that 🙂


    1. I was right there with you, but I finally found time and the right books! Thanks for reading!

  8. I totally agree with the conversations. I love meeting friends at the coffee shop. I always leave there feeling invigorated.

    1. Same here Bella!

  9. Heart to heart conversations usually do it for me. There is nothing better than actually listening to someone or having someone actually listening to you to talk through life. It is so important to express our feelings and thoughts with people who actually care.

    1. So true Courtney!

  10. Reading is my favorite way to find inspiration – all your tips are perfect!

    1. Thanks Candice!

  11. These are amazing places for inspiration! I love to read and get inspo from that!

    1. Same girl same! Thanks Silvia!

  12. I always have a place I go to, to clear my head and feel inspired again. So important to have that outlet.

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    1. That’s amazing Greta!

  13. A good book always inspires me! Love this list. Sometimes you need a little help to find ideas!

    Carly | http://www.thecarlycollective.com

  14. Talking with others and seeing what other people are up to definitely gives me inspiration. And nothing like a really thought-provoking book to get those gears turning!

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